Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward said last month that Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin “has to win this year.”
That certainly wasn’t news to Sumlin, who talked about this season at the Capital City A&M Club in Cedar Park, Texas, in the Austin area.
“When you’re in this job, you know what’s at stake all the time,” Sumlin said, as per the Austin American-Statesman. “Whether anybody has anything to say about it or not doesn’t change how I feel. I approach my job the same way, what I did the first day I got here to what I do now. I had a coach tell me don’t pay attention to a lot of stuff because you’ve never been that good and you’ve never been that bad.”
Sumlin, who makes $5 million annually, is 44-21 at Texas A&M in five seasons, including 21-19 in the SEC.
Sumlin also talked about his relationship with new Texas coach Tom Herman. Sumlin went from Houston to A&M, and Herman went from Houston to the Longhorns.
“Tom and I did satellite camps last year,” Sumlin said. “Obviously, we didn’t do them this year. We have a lot of things in common, and we’ve known each other for a long time.
“He was(an assistant) at Rice, and (Owls coach) David Bailiff is a really good friend. … Obviously, being at the University of Houston, there’s some insight there. So I’ve known Tom a long time. He’s very talented. He’s done a great job wherever he’s been. I don’t think that’s going to be any different.”
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